I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Joining the Steampunk Challenge!


Rikki at The Bookkeeper is starting a Steampunk Challenge, and since this is easily becoming a favorite genre for me, I thought this was something that wouldn't really be a challenge for me, after all. Besides, the Challenge is running for an entire year (from October to October), so I think I'll be able to read plenty of Steampunk goodness!

So, what is Steampunk, you ask? Well, according to Rikki, the New Oxford American Dictionary defines Steampunk as
a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

There are quite a few great up and coming authors who are really making something of this genre: Cherie Priest, Gail Carriger and Scott Westerfeld, just to name a few. Rikki has left a great recommendation list in the original post, if you need some help deciding what to read next!

Happy reading, everyone!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm also doing the Steampunk challenge! I'm not sure what to expect yet, but I think it's a great new genre. Well, new to me!

Happy reading.

Rikki said...

Hey David, thanks for spreading the word and for joining my challenge.
Rikki